Hartford Public Schools Nominates 39 Candidates for 2018 Teacher of the Year Award
TOY Banquet tickets are on sale now!
The competition for Hartford’s 2018 Teacher of the Year has begun with 39 teachers nominated by their schools to participate in this year’s selection process.
Each nominee will now undergo an intensive screening and interview process conducted by a district-wide Teacher of the Year Committee made up of Hartford Public Schools curriculum directors, officials from the Hartford Federation of Teachers and previous award winners.
After its review, the committee selects three finalists. Each finalist will then be recorded on video while conducting a class in their school. They will also be asked to complete a series of written essay questions for the final evaluation.
The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 24th, at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet to be held at the Hartford Marriott Downtown Hotel, located at 200 Columbus Blvd.
All nominees must be tenured K-12 teachers in the Hartford Public Schools system. They must exhibit exemplary teaching skills, show commitment to the belief that all children can learn and must be active in community and humanitarian affairs. Last year’s winner was Sonia Turner, a 6th Grade English Language Arts teacher at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School.
Those wishing to purchase tickets to the 2018 Teacher of the Year banquet can do so online at: https://www.hartfordschools.org/toy2018
Here are this year’s nominees:
|Asian Studies at Bellizzi School||Katie Mangiafico|
|Batchelder School||Krystal Marshall-Dakers|
|Betances Early Reading Lab Magnet School||Staci Chenail|
|Breakthrough II Magnet (North) School||Ryan Sprague|
|Breakthrough Magnet (South) School||Lisa Perucki|
|Bulkeley High School||Kaitlin Sullivan|
|Burns Latino Studies Academy||Heather Vega|
|Capital Preparatory Magnet||Beverly Kissane|
|Classical Magnet||Emily Brancati|
|Environmental Sciences Magnet at Mary Hooker||Amy Couch|
|Expeditionary Learning Academy at Moylan||Heather Kahn|
|Global Communications Academy||Tamara Williams|
|Great Path Academy at Manchester Community College||Charles Buder|
|Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy||Anne Leonard – Blake|
|Hartford PreK Magnet School||Krysta Chambers|
|High School, Inc.||Lori McCants|
|HPHS Academy of Engineering & Green Technology||Abigail Perez|
|HPHS Law and Government Academy||Bridget Allison|
|HPHS Nursing Academy||Philip Mitchell|
|Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School||Tiffany Blanchette|
|Kennelly School||Danielle Barenbaum|
|Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts||Elizabeth Tuninsky|
|M.D. Fox School||Amanda Struble|
|Martin L. King, Jr. School||Joshua Swabby|
|McDonough Expeditionary Learning School||Christopher Redden|
|Milner Elementary School||Sonsheree Blair|
|Naylor School||Joseph Fuller|
|Parkville Community School||Celine Hines|
|Pathways Academy of Technology & Design||Chelsea Usher|
|Renzulli Gifted & Talented Academy||Kara Ledger|
|Sanchez Elementary School||Keon Ruiter|
|SAND School||Meagan D’Ascanio|
|Sport & Medical Sciences Academy||Erik McKay|
|STEM Magnet School at Annie Fisher||Benjamin Carlson|
|STEM Magnet School at Dwight (Betances)||Christine Downs|
|University High Magnet||Matthew Shea|
|Webster MicroSociety Magnet School||Chelsie Cremona|
|West Middle School||Aniwa Donkor|
|Wish Museum School||Regina-Julie Albee|